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Business, Government, Safety, Fuel

Letters to the Editor: Reefer Rules, Fuel Tax Increase, Left Lane ‘Ban’

Transport Topics does a service to its readership with its continuing coverage of environmental regulations, and the Jan. 21 issue is no exception.

February 11, 2008
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Ryder Boosts Dividend

Ryder System’s board approved a 2-cent increase in its quarterly dividend, to 23 cents a share.

February 11, 2008
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

NHTSA Seeks Ways to Use Technology to Reduce Truck-Involved Fatalities

A high-ranking federal safety regulator said truck-involved fatalities have been stuck at a “relatively flat” level for years, and that trend leads officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recommend using “Buck Rogers”-style technologies to lower accident rates.

February 11, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

Trimac Names Connard U.S. Unit President

Bulk transporter Trimac Transportation said it had promoted Tom Connard to president of Trimac’s U.S. operations.

February 11, 2008
Business, Fuel, Government, Safety, Logistics

Towne Air Freight Buys Synergy Cargo Logistics

Towne Air Freight said it acquired Synergy Cargo Logistics, which will give Towne a greater presence in the southwestern United States. Terms were not disclosed.

February 11, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Budget Cuts Highway Funding

President Bush’s proposed Transportation Department budget for next year would increase DOT’s spending slightly but cut highway spending more than $2 billion from last year, and it proposes to borrow funds from mass transit to cover a shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund.

February 11, 2008
Business, Government, Safety

Carriers Focus on Business Fundamentals to Get Through Hard Times

If there is a silver lining in the current freight recession, it might be that the challenging economic environment is forcing carriers to focus more closely on business fundamentals to keep the bottom line healthy.

February 11, 2008
Business, Government, Safety, Fuel, Equipment

Maintenance Execs Say Costs, DPF Service Are Top ’07 Issues

ORLANDO, Fla. — Uncertainty about the life cycle of key emission control components and higher maintenance costs have emerged as the top concerns fleets have with 2007 heavy-duty diesel engines, maintenance and equipment heads at several major carriers said here.

February 11, 2008
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Approves I-73 Project in South Carolina

Susan Goldman/Bloomberg News

The Department of Transportation said Friday that South Carolina can move forward with its plans to build Interstate 73 in the state.

February 8, 2008
Business, Safety

Truck Fatality Figures Reach Record Lows, ATA Says

Three of the primary measures of large truck safety fell to record lows in 2006, American Trucking Associations said Friday.

February 8, 2008